Peter Rinjo DeWood Wins Featured Artist Contest

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Painter Will Receive Award From American Frame Corp.

"Mountains & Rivers" by Peter DeWood

"Mountains & Rivers" by Peter DeWood

Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company, sponsors a contest for artists who sell and display work through American Frame’s online Art Gallery. Winners are selected by customer votes on Facebook and receive a cash award and promotion through American Frame. This month’s winner is painter Peter Rinjo DeWood.

Using traditional Japanese sumi inks and acrylics on handmade papers, DeWood blends an abstract sensibility with the calligraphic and paired-down aesthetic of East Asian art to produce a unique body of vibrant modernist work. DeWood enjoys working with students, especially at the secondary level, to introduce this form of painting.

The winning piece, “Mountains & Rivers” was created in May of 2015 and inspired by the idea of perception vs. reality. “Mountains are mountains. Rivers are rivers. Nothing missing, nothing extra,” the artist says.

DeWood recommends floating the artwork on top of the mat and using a simple black metal or dark walnut frame with a narrow face. A black, gray or red mat would make a striking backdrop for DeWood’s piece.

To contact DeWood or follow his work, visit his American Frame gallery or his own website at

About American Frame

American Frame provides professional-quality DIY custom picture framing supplies and fine art printing services at wholesale prices direct to the consumer. Its easy web interface allows customers to design a custom frame treatment for assembly in the comfort of their homes or studios. They can also upload a digital image to be printed on canvas or fine art paper and receive framed work ready to hang. All orders are handcrafted in Maumee OH and shipped within 2 business days. Family owned and operated since 1973. Love your art. Frame it right.™

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